Paramount Chief Dr. Masakma Madibie II of Kafe Chiefdom has on the occasion of World Teacher’s Day sent warm messages of hope to the teachers across the chiefdom.

In an exclusive interview, the Paramount Chief describes the teachers in his native Kafe as heroes and heroines who left their comfort zones to serve humanity.

“To all the teachers of Kafe, you’re heroes and heroines and the chiefdom is proud of you. On the occasion of World Teachers Day, I want to give you hope,” the Paramount Chief said.

Education is backward in Kafe Chiefdom and most of the teachers there are neither approved nor on the Government payroll.

They only depend on stipends contributed by the community and most times, especially in the rainy seasons the teachers struggle to get their monthly stipends. Most of the teachers have to quit because they can’t withstand the burden of living away from their birthplaces for a little monthly stipend that they could not even get on time.

The poor road network in the Chiefdom in the chiefdom is among the many reasons trained and qualified teachers are not willing to go to Kafe to teach.

For the Paramount Chief, it takes only a courageous person with passion to serve humanity will teach in the Chiefdom.

That is why am taking my time to not only wish them a happy World Teacher’s Day but also celebrate them for the indelible footprints they’re leaving in the children and the chiefdom,” PC Masakma said.

October 5th of every year is set aside to celebrate teachers all over the world for their endless services to humanity. The day is always marked by a plethora of events and activities.

It is on that note the Paramount Chief said he’s joining others to celebrate the teachers across the world but he specifically wants the teachers in his chiefdom to feel loved.

In a Chiefdom recently, the Chief has assured the teachers in Kafe of his unwavering commitment to their welfare and well-being.

I urge you all to remain patient with the hope that things will soon change for the betterment of us all. Don’t lose hope, just continue serving your people,” the Chief assured the teachers.

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the globe. It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the status of Teachers, which sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.